Microscopy and Flow Cytometry Assistant Positions

Microscopy and Flow Cytometry Assistant Positions

We are searching for fluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy and flow cytometry/sorter (FACS) assistants for the Advanced Core Facility (ACF) of Hungarian Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine (HCEMM) located at the University of Szeged, Hungary.

The assistants will perform the tests and procedures assigned to microscopy and/or FACS instruments. The job definition also includes assay development, validation, overall test monitoring and troubleshooting. The position is responsible for accurate reporting of results, quality control, equipment maintenance and all other duties assigned by the head of ACF.

HCEMM is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive working conditions and benefits. 

Essential Functions:

  • Basic understanding of microscopy and/or FACS related techniques
  • Analyze and accurately report microscopy and/or FACS analyses on all sample types
  • Maintenance and documentation of instrumentation performance metrics
  • Prepare reagent stocks and working solutions
  • Troubleshoot issues and assist with updating laboratory procedures
  • Complete QA and QC documentation on a daily basis
  • Assist with inventory management
  • Assist with training of employees as needed
  • Assist leadership with processing new tests and validation/confirmation testing
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 Knowledge/Skills/Abilities 

  • Documented record of handling a fluorescence microscope, electron microscope or FACS machine
  • Fluent verbal and written English communication skills are essential
  • Must have basic computer skills, with the ability to learn new software and equipment
  • Strong time management and organization skills with the ability to multitask
  • Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Collaborative, team player
  • Detail oriented
  • Be able to perform well under pressure and large work volume
  • Ability to troubleshoot and deal with conflicts
  • Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements in a medical setting

 

Major advantages

  • Basic or advanced knowledge of molecular biology and related testing techniques and protocols
  • B.Sc. degree (or higher) in biology or medical field
  • Experience in the field of ageing-related non-communicable diseases (see www.hcemm.eu)

 

Applicant should submit a cover letter, a CV, a detailed presentation of the professional experience as a single PDF to career@hcemm.eu

 

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